Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong
In the interest of public health, this event has been canceled.
Join Gagosian for a tour of John Currin’s first solo exhibition in Asia, currently on view at Gagosian, Hong Kong. The exhibition presents a new series of portraits by Currin featuring his most beloved subject: women. Gagosian director Nick Simunovic will examine the genre of female portraiture in Currin’s oeuvre and explore how the artist channels his prodigious painterly skills into idealized yet perverse images that both charm and challenge. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
John Currin, Shelley, 2019 © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6–8pm
Bookmarc, New York
John Currin will be signing copies of his book Men, which accompanied his exhibition John Currin: My Life as a Man, recently on view at Dallas Contemporary. Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, the survey marks the first ever attempt to track the evolution of male iconography in the artist’s oeuvre. Offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens, the catalogue includes a selection of previously unpublished paintings, works on paper, and drawings, as well as new essays by Gingeras, cultural critic Naomi Fry, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster. A champagne reception will follow the signing. The event is free and open to the public.
John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
New York Studio School
John Currin will be in conversation with Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York. The pair will discuss Currin’s practice as well as his exhibition, Life as a Man, on view at Dallas Contemporary through December 22. The event is free and open to the public.
John Currin, Untitled, 1995 © John Currin
Talk and Book Signing
John Currin, Naomi Fry, Alison Gingeras, and Jamieson Webster
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6–8pm
National Arts Club, New York
Join us to celebrate John Currin: My Life as a Man, currently on view at Dallas Contemporary, and the accompanying catalogue, Men, published by Gagosian. To mark the occasion, Currin will speak with the book’s contributors—cultural critic Naomi Fry, exhibition curator Alison Gingeras, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster—and will sign copies following the talk. Both the exhibition and catalogue include several paintings, works on paper, and drawings that have never previously been exhibited or published, offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
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Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available.
A short story by Emma Cline, published here on the occasion of her forthcoming collection of stories entitled Daddy.
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Suzanne Hudson speaks with Leah Levy, executive director of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, about the artist’s life and work.
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Bebe Miller and Cynthia Oliver
The legendary choreographers discuss their history together, the evolution of Cynthia Oliver’s boom!, imposed boundaries on “Black dance,” and the choreographies of the pandemic.
Building a Legacy
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on COVID-19 Relief Funding
The Quarterly’s Alison McDonald speaks with Clifford Ross, Frederick J. Iseman, and Dr. Lise Motherwell, members of the board of directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director, about the foundation’s decision to establish a multiyear initiative dedicated to providing $5 million in covid-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.
Titus Kaphar: Can Beauty Open Our Hearts to Difficult Conversations?
In this TED talk, presented during the sweeping protests against racism and police violence following the killing of George Floyd, Titus Kaphar describes how the beauty of a painting can draw the viewer in and allow difficult conversations to emerge. Kaphar discusses his own work and shares the idea behind NXTHVN, a new national arts model he founded to empower artists of color through education and access.
Natasha Prince interviews the Dutch photographer and filmmaker about his relationships with musicians and gets the backstory on some of his most legendary images. Ivan Shaw puts Corbijn’s practice and aesthetic innovations into context.
For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.
Sydney Stutterheim meditates on the power and possibilities of small-format artworks throughout time.